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October 14, 2011 1:56:41 PM

I have a external SATA backup drive that I only turn on when i want to use it. the drive does not show unless I reboot. what can I do to make it immediately available?

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October 14, 2011 1:59:37 PM

If your motherboard doesn't support hot swap, there is nothing you can do. In some cases, you can run the device manager and have it scan for new hardware and it will find the drive.
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October 14, 2011 2:09:45 PM

Thanks Hawkeye22, "scan for new hardware" worked perfect. Thanks for the lightning fast reply.
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a c 378 G Storage
October 14, 2011 2:11:26 PM

Great! Glad it worked for you.
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October 14, 2011 2:18:02 PM

Best answer selected by Nomad1500.
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